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The longboats which will participate in this year’s Water Festival are mooring along the Tonle Sap riverbanks one by one.

It has been since 2010 that the festival was organised. See HERE.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: Longboat from the Municipality of Phnom Penh being put to water at the Phnom Penh port.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: Longboat from the Municipality of Phnom Penh being put to water at the Phnom Penh port.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: Longboat from the Municipality of Phnom Penh being put to water at the Phnom Penh port.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: Longboat from the Municipality of Phnom Penh being put to water at the Phnom Penh port.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: Longboat from the Municipality of Phnom Penh being put to water at the Phnom Penh port.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: Longboat from the Municipality of Phnom Penh being put to water at the Phnom Penh port.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: Longboat from the Municipality of Phnom Penh being put to water at the Phnom Penh port.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: Longboat from the Municipality of Phnom Penh being put to water at the Phnom Penh port.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: Longboat from the Municipality of Phnom Penh being put to water at the Phnom Penh port.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: Longboat from the Municipality of Phnom Penh being put to water at the Phnom Penh port.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: First longboats arriving at Chroy Changva peninsula.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 1/11/2014: First longboats arriving at Chroy Changva peninsula.

On November 1st the Catholic Church celebrates All Saints’ Day. In Todos Santos (Guatemala) they do it in style and go all the way…

This is part of a book called ‘Peuples d’en Haut’. It is about indigenous people living in mountaineous areas (Mams in Guatemala, Hmongs in Laos and Svans in Georgia). You can see all of those photographs in the three chapters, ‘Dance Of The Subdued’, ‘Deals With The Spirits’ and ‘Lunch With The Dead’, at this section on my website at THIS LINK.

The book is still available. HERE on Amazon.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 30/10/1995: The square in front of the church during All Saints dances.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 30/10/1995: The square in front of the church during All Saints dances.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 30/10/1995: All Saints dances. There were three dance groups before, dancing for 21 days (the Conquest, the Moro, the Bull).

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 30/10/1995: All Saints dances. There were three dance groups before, dancing for 21 days (the Conquest, the Moro, the Bull).

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 30/10/1995: All Saints dances. There were three dance groups before, dancing for 21 days (the Conquest, the Moro, the Bull).

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 30/10/1995: All Saints dances. There were three dance groups before, dancing for 21 days (the Conquest, the Moro, the Bull).

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 31/10/1995: All Saints dances (the Conquest, the Moro, the Bull). The masks and costumes come from Totonicapan.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 31/10/1995: All Saints dances (the Conquest, the Moro, the Bull). The masks and costumes come from Totonicapan.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 01/11/95: All Saints day celebration. Drunks, wiped-out by Quetzalteca in a tienda.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 01/11/95: All Saints day celebration. Drunks, wiped-out by Quetzalteca in a tienda.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 01/11/1995: All Saints day. Wiped out by the Quetzalteca abuse.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 01/11/1995: All Saints day. Wiped out by the Quetzalteca abuse.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 01/11/1995: All Saints day. Selling beer and wiped out by the Quetzalteca.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 01/11/1995: All Saints day. Selling beer and wiped out by the Quetzalteca.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 01/11/1995: All Saints day horse races.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 01/11/1995: All Saints day horse races.

GUATEMALA. La Ventosa. 10/11/1995: Setting for a souvenir photograph.

GUATEMALA. La Ventosa. 10/11/1995: Setting for a souvenir photograph.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 26/03/1995: Boy playing with a slingshot on the archeological site of Tecuman-Chum.

GUATEMALA. Todos Santos. 26/03/1995: Boy playing with a slingshot on the archeological site of Tecuman-Chum.

People pray at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda. It releases tension.
I photograph at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda for the same reason.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/10/2014: Street child guarding shoes during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/10/2014: Street child guarding shoes during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/10/2014: Prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/10/2014: Prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/10/2014: Street children watching worshippers buy joss sticks and lotus flowers during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/10/2014: Street children watching worshippers buy joss sticks and lotus flowers during prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/10/2014: Prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/10/2014: Prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/10/2014: Prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 30/10/2014: Prayer day at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda.

10 years ago, Cambodia crowned a new king. King Norodom Sihamoni replaced the flamboyant King Norodom Sihanouk during a lavish and colourful (yes, I know…) ceremony, thus turning an important page of its history.

The complete set of photographs can be found HERE on my website.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 29/10/2004: Intronisation ceremony of new King Norodom Sihamoni. Watering of the new King in front of the Pagoda of Heaven (Preah Vihear Suor). Former King Sihanouk (left) leading his son to the ceremony.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 29/10/2004: Intronisation ceremony of new King Norodom Sihamoni. Watering of the new King in front of the Pagoda of Heaven (Preah Vihear Suor). Former King Sihanouk (left) leading his son to the ceremony.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 20/10/2004: Schoolchildren waiting for the new King Norodom Sihamoni and his father Sihanouk arriving from Beijing.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 20/10/2004: Schoolchildren waiting for the new King Norodom Sihamoni and his father Sihanouk arriving from Beijing.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 28/10/2004: New King Norodom Sihamoni during Buddhist intronisation ceremonies (Krong Peali) in front and in throne hall.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 28/10/2004: New King Norodom Sihamoni during Buddhist intronisation ceremonies (Krong Peali) in front and in throne hall.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 29/10/2004: Intronisation ceremony of new King Norodom Sihamoni. Watering of the new King in front of the Pagoda of Heaven (Preah Vihear Suor).

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 29/10/2004: Intronisation ceremony of new King Norodom Sihamoni. Watering of the new King in front of the Pagoda of Heaven (Preah Vihear Suor).

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 29/10/2004: Intronisation ceremony of new King Norodom Sihamoni. New King Norodom Sihamoni on his way to the Throne Hall for taking his oath.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 29/10/2004: Intronisation ceremony of new King Norodom Sihamoni. New King Norodom Sihamoni on his way to the Throne Hall for taking his oath.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 29/10/2004: Intronisation ceremony of new King Norodom Sihamoni at the Throne Hall.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 29/10/2004: Intronisation ceremony of new King Norodom Sihamoni at the Throne Hall.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 30/10/2004: Intronisation ceremony of new King Norodom Sihamoni. King Norodom Sihamoni leaving the Throne Hall after the new King's oath taking ceremony.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 30/10/2004: Intronisation ceremony of new King Norodom Sihamoni. King Norodom Sihamoni leaving the Throne Hall after the new King's oath taking ceremony.

CAMBODIA. Kampong Speu. 3/11/2004: Schoolchildren waiting for newly designated King Norodom Sihamoni on his first meeting with the population outside Phnom Penh.

CAMBODIA. Kampong Speu. 3/11/2004: Schoolchildren waiting for newly designated King Norodom Sihamoni on his first meeting with the population outside Phnom Penh.

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The 200 evicted people from Bavel district in Battambang province are preparing their petition…

The workers are fitting hundreds of coloured light bulbs on the structures carried by the barges for the Water Festival…

And I am preparing to upload the coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni from 10 years ago on my website…

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/10/2014: Two hundred evicted from Bavel district in Battambang province are hosted at Wat Chas.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/10/2014: Two hundred evicted from Bavel district in Battambang province are hosted at Wat Chas.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/10/2014: Two hundred evicted from Bavel district in Battambang province are hosted at Wat Chas.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/10/2014: Two hundred evicted from Bavel district in Battambang province are hosted at Wat Chas.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/10/2014: Workers preparing the illuminations which will decorate barges floating alongside the Tonle Sap banks during the 2014 Water Festival.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/10/2014: Workers preparing the illuminations which will decorate barges floating alongside the Tonle Sap banks during the 2014 Water Festival.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/10/2014: Workers preparing the illuminations which will decorate barges floating alongside the Tonle Sap banks during the 2014 Water Festival.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/10/2014: Workers preparing the illuminations which will decorate barges floating alongside the Tonle Sap banks during the 2014 Water Festival.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/10/2014: Workers preparing the illuminations which will decorate barges floating alongside the Tonle Sap banks during the 2014 Water Festival.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 28/10/2014: Workers preparing the illuminations which will decorate barges floating alongside the Tonle Sap banks during the 2014 Water Festival.

Roeurn Kosal is demonstrating on his own at Freedom Park to find justice for the killing of his parents by the Khmer Rouge…

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: Roeurn Kosal, the lone protester with his umbrella, signs, water bottle and radio, at Freedom Park demanding justice for the killing of his parents by the Khmer Rouge.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: Roeurn Kosal, the lone protester with his umbrella, signs, water bottle and radio, at Freedom Park demanding justice for the killing of his parents by the Khmer Rouge.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: Roeurn Kosal, the lone protester with his umbrella, signs, water bottle and radio, at Freedom Park demanding justice for the killing of his parents by the Khmer Rouge.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: Roeurn Kosal, the lone protester with his umbrella, signs, water bottle and radio, at Freedom Park demanding justice for the killing of his parents by the Khmer Rouge.

About 25 people from the airport community who are under threat of an eviction held a demonstration near Wat Botum instead of the intended location of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence, monitored by the same amount of journalists and yet again the same amount of human rights observers. The whole lot was closely watched by scattered, and therefore hard to count, units of municipal security guards and riot police, when it moved on to the National Assembly.

Meanwhile 200 people confronted with a land issue in Battambang province and who came down to Phnom Penh are hosted by the monks at Wat Chas.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: The community at the airport which is under threat of an eviction wanting to hold a demonstration in the vicinity of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. was reduced to protest in the gardens in front of Wat Botum and later marched to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: The community at the airport which is under threat of an eviction wanting to hold a demonstration in the vicinity of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. was reduced to protest in the gardens in front of Wat Botum and later marched to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: The community at the airport which is under threat of an eviction wanting to hold a demonstration in the vicinity of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. was reduced to protest in the gardens in front of Wat Botum and later marched to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: The community at the airport which is under threat of an eviction wanting to hold a demonstration in the vicinity of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. was reduced to protest in the gardens in front of Wat Botum and later marched to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: The community at the airport which is under threat of an eviction wanting to hold a demonstration in the vicinity of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. was reduced to protest in the gardens in front of Wat Botum and later marched to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: The community at the airport which is under threat of an eviction wanting to hold a demonstration in the vicinity of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. was reduced to protest in the gardens in front of Wat Botum and later marched to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: The community at the airport which is under threat of an eviction wanting to hold a demonstration in the vicinity of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. was reduced to protest in the gardens in front of Wat Botum and later marched to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: The community at the airport which is under threat of an eviction wanting to hold a demonstration in the vicinity of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. was reduced to protest in the gardens in front of Wat Botum and later marched to the National Assembly.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: Mu Sochua, opposition CNRP lawmaker addresses about 200 people from Battambang province who found shelter at Wat Chas ahead of a demonstration in the streets of Phnom Penh.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: Mu Sochua, opposition CNRP lawmaker addresses about 200 people from Battambang province who found shelter at Wat Chas ahead of a demonstration in the streets of Phnom Penh.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: About 200 people from Battambang province find shelter at Wat Chas ahead of a demonstration in the streets of Phnom Penh.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: About 200 people from Battambang province find shelter at Wat Chas ahead of a demonstration in the streets of Phnom Penh.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: Bull horns near statues of Buddha in the pagoda where about 200 people from Battambang province found shelter at Wat Chas ahead of a demonstration in the streets of Phnom Penh.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: Bull horns near statues of Buddha in the pagoda where about 200 people from Battambang province found shelter at Wat Chas ahead of a demonstration in the streets of Phnom Penh.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: About 200 people from Battambang province find shelter at Wat Chas ahead of a demonstration in the streets of Phnom Penh.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/10/2014: About 200 people from Battambang province find shelter at Wat Chas ahead of a demonstration in the streets of Phnom Penh.

Somewhere between 800 and 1,000 members from various civil society and youth organisations, joined by buddhist monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ), marched from the French embassy to the Chinese embassy with a few stopovers at the U.S., British, Australian, Russian, Japanese and Indonesian embassies, spiced with a longer stop at the National Assembly, to commemorate the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1991 which sealed the fate of today’s Cambodia.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Buddhist monk posing in front of a giant Kampuchea Krom banner when between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Buddhist monk posing in front of a giant Kampuchea Krom banner when between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Buddhist monk in front of a giant Kampuchea Krom banner when between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Buddhist monk in front of a giant Kampuchea Krom banner when between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Demonstrator carrying a Vietnamese flag when between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Demonstrator carrying a Vietnamese flag when between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Lao Mong Hay, political analyst, next to protest organisers, explaining about the 1991 Paris Peace Accords to between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the agreement which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Lao Mong Hay, political analyst, next to protest organisers, explaining about the 1991 Paris Peace Accords to between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the agreement which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Buddhist monks in front of a portrait of King Norodom Sihamoni exhibited in preparation for his 10th crowning anniversary, when between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Buddhist monks in front of a portrait of King Norodom Sihamoni exhibited in preparation for his 10th crowning anniversary, when between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Voan Pov, union leader, talking in front of the National Assembly to between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, when staging a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Voan Pov, union leader, talking in front of the National Assembly to between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, when staging a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Real Camerin, Svay Rieng CNRP lawmaker, posing in front of a giant Kampuchea Krom banner when between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 23/10/2014: Real Camerin, Svay Rieng CNRP lawmaker, posing in front of a giant Kampuchea Krom banner when between 800 and 1000 members of civil society groups, accompanied by buddhist monks, staged a protest on the occasion of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords which sealed Cambodia's present fate.